Friday 5th September 7.30pm
In June 1960 Hank B Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan recorded Apache. This charted in July and became the monster hit that launched the Shadows instrumental career and founded a nation of bespectacled guitarists dreaming of acquiring their very own Fender Stratocaster and stepping out into the glaring spotlight of stardom.
With their immaculate appearance, synchronised dance movements and clean, pure melodic sound, the Shadows chalked up 35 hits of their own (not counting another 33 hits with Cliff Richard), giving them more hits than any other British group and securing them a unique place in the annals of popular music.
Today the Shadows make few live appearances but the Bootleg Shadows keep their 'live' sound alive by performing a fantasy concert that encompasses the Shadows amazing career from 1960 up until the early 80s.Concert audiences are invited to relive fantastic hits such as:
Foot Tapper, Man of Mystery, Atlantis, Wonderful Land, Kon Tiki, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, FBI plus many, many more
In the company of Mark, Keith, Tony, Steve and Binks the audience is taken on a tour of the Shadows career, with plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember. For anyone who loves the sounds of the 60's - and enjoys a few laughs on the way - Bootleg Shadows perform a unique tribute that has audiences humming the tunes and doing the Shadows famous 'walk', long after they have left the theatre.
Tickets £17 (concs £16) 1 in 10 free (available via box office only)
Also coming up:
Saturday 6th September 8.00pm
Guitarist Larry Miller is undeniably one of the must see blues/rock acts. He is famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and rip roaring shows in the UK and around Europe, bringing his unique showmanship and energy to every performance. He holds the record for the most encores at The Cambridge Rock Festival, returning the following two years to capacity crowds and standing ovations. He was recorded live at The Great British R&B Festival by the BBC and this was broadcast on Radio 2 and more recently they have featured his new album ‘On The Edge’. In 2012 he has been in high demand with appearances at major festivals including headlining The Rory Gallagher International Festival in Ireland.
Larry Miller has released 7 albums, all of which have had critical acclaim. The latest album ‘On The Edge’ is full of intense passion, power, exciting guitar playing with both rockers and ballads. Larry Miller claims to be a song writer foremost and this album is one hell of a listen where the songs get equal billing with the guitar playing. "Nine elegantly crafted compositions provide sturdy foundations for that deep, expressive soloing style of his and we, for one, are sold. Blues-rock brilliance." Guitar & Bass magazine. "A rock album with blues undertones; and it's brilliant" Classic Rock Society. “The new Gary Moore” Radio Caroline.
Larry Miller’s band features the experienced, powerful driving rhythm section of Simon Baker on drums and Derek White on bass plus keyboards from Ian Salisbury. Larry will be playing songs from his new album plus his acclaimed album ‘Unfinished Business’ as well as live favourites. If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Walter Trout or Hendrix, you’ll want to see Larry Miller.